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to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade or 15 years or 20 years. fw we' if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require is some shared acura fisacrifice and a approach that says we are going to make cuts in domestic spending. i have already said that i'm willing to take domestic spending down to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation, but future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student own loloan or the senio citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on the disability check, even as we're trying to mak
. >> reporter: for many this is an annual ritual. for others it is their first time in washington for the big celebration. >> i have always wanted to come to washington, d.c. and this was my chance and i -- so excited. i have never been here. the history. i wanted to see and it the museums. just -- can't wait to -- very exciting to be here. >> reporter: security is tight this year because of concerns about possible terrorism. police have cordoned off the national mall. you can't just walk up and stake your claim. everyone must pass lou one of the security checkpoints. >> there's going to be difficult levels of searches that may take place. robust security plan in place. a real estate event. >> reporter: and they open those checkpoints at about 10:00 this morning. and there's a little bit of a wait as some of the police officers are going lou some of the items like coolers things and to make sure there is month alcohol or anything that's prohibited. brought on to the grounds here of the washington monument. by and large things are running smoothly. and as the crowd goes and we go on in to the
and vote to raise it again next year if a second big chunk of cuts is made. >> it must be extended in way it gives certainty the economy through '13 and not some short-term gimmick we are right back in this fix. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> transportation officials are expressing their frustrationing that thousands of faa employees are off because after shutdown. they are furloughed without pay because congress was not able to pass an extension of the air travel agency's funding friday. 1,000 of those employees work in the district. it also means airports nationwide will not receive about $2.5 billion in funding for construction projects. congress says that they will revisit the bill today. >>> this afternoon, president obama will address a major hispanic civil rights organization. the national council of laraza is holding its conference here. the speech is expected to focus on immigration issues. the conference is being held at the marriott in woodley park. and security is expected to be tight. if you are in the area around lunch time, you main want to avoid connecticut ave
start coming out here saturday morning. wendy, back to you. >> all right. going to be a big season, we hope. thanks, elaine. there are a number of new faces in that camp today. the skins just acquired josh wilson, ex-jets new york quarterback, clemmons, donte stallworth, jabbar gaffney, and defensive tackle, barry cofield. initially we heard that brandon stokley agreed to sign, but according to his agent, he has now changed his mind. the big story yesterday, of course, was not who is coming on to the redskins, but who is leaving. donovan mcnabb. they dealt their former quarterback to the minnesota vikings for a sixth round pick in next year's draft, and they could get another pick in the future based on mcnabb's performance in the coming season. >>> all right. what's it going to be like there out at camp and across our area? it's not looking real clear and crisp out there, tom, it's looking kind of gross. >> you don't want to be wearing a helmet and pads in temperatures around 100 degrees. that's what it's going to be like tomorrow. but today we've got a glorious summer day underway. t
it flipped. that caused a big mess and even bigger traffic jams during the morning rush. the on-ramp at route 123 was closed for some time. the accident has since been cleared. also new today, one person is dead following a crash involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in new york. police say the driver of the tractor-trailer died from his injuries. that crash happened on interstate 90, which is a main route through central new york. investigators say the bus, which was carrying about 50 people from ontario to new york city had experienced mechanical problems and it may have been pulling back on to the highway when the accident happened. about 20 of the passengers were taken to the hospital. >>> right now vice president joe biden is swearing in leon panetta as secretary of defense at the pentagon. you're looking at live pictures from there right now. panetta is taking over from robert gates, who served as defense secretaries under presidents bush and obama. the 73-year-old panetta was previously director of the cia. general david petraeus is taking over that position. panetta was chief of
money, there's a big trickle-down effect. it costs companies more, it costs individuals more. and that means people and company will have less money to hire, they'll have less money to spend. that's bad for the economy overall. >> not only does the federal government borrowing costs go up by over $100 billion, but the same thing with states, and it will go right downstream. >> reporter: so americans could also get local and state governments get their credit ratings downgraded as well. it looks like it's going to be another long -- >> elaine, thank you so much for that report. we're losing her audio there. we'll soon have a better idea of what the district plans to do if a debt deal is not reached. according to the "washington examine examiner", kwame brown asked the city's chief financial officer and members of mayor gray's administration to brief the council on the district's debt crisis contingency plan. that meeting will be held on monday. >>> a truck driver is facing charges today after police say he caused a major accident that snarled traffic on 95 in woodbridge. polic
of the region. and that big area of rain coming in out of kentucky into west virginia and out of ohio and into pennsylvania, that is continuing to advance to the east and that's associated with a stalled front that's over the region. all these counties in green under a flash flood watch for this afternoon, all the way into tonight. it include most of virginia, the district, and most of maryland. so expect some heavy downpours later this afternoon and overnight tonight that may cause some flooding and thunder and lightning as well, and a small risk of some damaging winds. but then, less humid for the weekend. a bit less humid saturday and sunday with highs near 90. a little more humid monday and tuesday next week. and break from high humidity again on wednesday and thursday. eun? >> tom, thanks so much. >>> still ahead on news 4 h midday, why july is a bad time to be admitted to the hospital. plus, the royal couple heads to southern california today. we'll tell you >>> hiring slowed to a near standstill last month. let's check in i know back's hampton pearson now for more. hampton, goo
are rising rather quickly right now with that southwesterly wind and big dome of high pressure that's across our area and certainly much of the nation. that's the reason for the high heat coming our way. we have 92 degrees, the forecast high here. 93 in culpeper and fredericksburg. there could be a little bit of an isolated storm popping up just to our south and west later today from loudoun county down towards fauquier county and you a round culpeper as well as rappahannock county. look at the nation. there's 17 states under either a heat advisory or excessive heat warning. so much of the country from north dakota down towards northern texas, all the way off to the east towards ohio. that's where the high heat is, big dome. most intense heat right here. that's what will start pushing this way. by the time we get to the middle of the week we will be on the other side of 95 degrees. by the time we get to the end of the work week and through the weekend we have not had a heat wave that's gone this long. the weekend, around 100 degrees. for our overnight we will step back down into the 80s. 8 o
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